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Excellence in the making?

On our way back from the west last Sunday, The Brother and I pulled in off the highway that links Knock and Ballyhaunis to check out progress on the Connacht Council’s Centre of Excellence which is beginning to take shape.  The entrance to it is on the right-hand side of the R323 as you head from Knock to Ballyhaunis and […]


Lovers of Gaelic games all over the world will be saddened by the news this morning that the peerless Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has, at the ripe old age of eighty, finally decided to call it a day.  This coming Sunday’s All-Ireland football final will the last one he’ll do the radio commentary on, although he will also cover the international […]

You reap what you sow

Nobody in their right mind would seek to justify the stupid, mindless physical attacks made on referee Martin Sludden in the chaotic aftermath to today’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Regardless of what any supporter thinks about a referee’s performance, such cretinous carry-on cannot and should not be allowed to happen on a Gaelic football field. Every effort should be […]

Happy 125th to the GAA

All the hoopla about the GAA’s 125th anniversary took place earlier dish ear with the result that today – which marks the precise anniversary of the founding of the Association at Hayes’ Hotel down in Thurles – is set to be a fairly low-key one in terms of commemoration, celebration and all the rest. That’s not wholly surprising, seeing as […]